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UN troops missing as contact lost with S. Sudan base

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

The United Nations said it has lost contact with a South Sudan base that was stormed by attackers Thursday and at least three peacekeepers and civilian staff are unaccounted for.

UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said 40 Indian peacekeepers at the base at Akobo in Jonglei state had been moved to a South Sudan army camp but that three peacekeepers and possibly one civilian worker was missing.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/un-troops-missing-contact-lost-s-sudan-base-0